Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Truck Camper Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2016, 09:07 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 16
I have a new to me truck!

I have sold my 2005 ram 3500 truck and now have a 2013 2500 Ram 4x4 - with leveled front end.

I have now used truck camper yet - want to set it up to handle my Lance 830.

If anyone has a setup similar I would greatly appreciate the help. I am thinking of not using airbags to get the truck leveled out - looking at super springs, sumo springs, stable loads - any suggestions - all manufactures claim their product is best.
__________________

__________________
EHaase is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-03-2016, 09:19 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 55
I have always ran Helwig over loaders with good results.
I'd load the TC up and check the ride before doing anything.
You can then adjust the suspension as needed.
__________________

__________________
boxcar 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 05:05 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1,149
I would load it up and see what happens also.

Our campers were 11.5 and most likely heavier than yours, but my solution was overload springs.

Steve
__________________
dix39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 05:10 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 16
Thank you for the replies! Anyone have any luck with Timbren Springs. the are a bit cheaper than Hellwig [which seem to be the industry standard]
__________________
EHaase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2016, 09:19 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 55
There are certain things that I will budget shop for and others that I won't.
Suspension, brakes and engine parts fall into the "I won't" category.
As you say " Hellwig seems to be the industry standard"....
Timbren may make a great product. I wouldn't know.
If there warrantee is as good as Hellwig the only other thing I'd check is customer feedback.
I just checked . The Timbren are a bump stop system ( non adjustable ) and run about $279.95 per set. AT Leaf Springs, Helper Springs and Suspension Parts | SD Truck Springs


The Hellwig Load pro 25 helper springs are $302.75 and are adjustable. At Truck Suspension, Bilstein Shocks, Firestone Air Bags, Timbren, Leaf Springs - TruckSpring.com

I'd spend the extra cash.
__________________
boxcar 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travel Trailer vs. 5th Wheel - Old Truck/New Truck jmlnarik iRV2.com General Discussion 11 12-13-2015 12:36 PM
Can a Truck camper fit on a Dually Truck? Wildbob52 Truck Camper Discussion 8 12-13-2012 11:34 PM
need help in figuring what type of truck camper I can use on my truck redwings54 Truck Camper Discussion 1 05-15-2011 05:24 PM
Ordering a new truck and old truck's trade value Half Dimes Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10 02-24-2011 02:19 AM
truck camper for pick-up truck? Tony F Truck Camper Discussion 11 04-01-2005 03:50 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.